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Rave Reviews for Michael Colina's CD Release!
December 4, 2011
Unanimous critical praise for guitarist, Michael Andriaccio, and his world premiere recording of “Goyescana” concerto for guitar and orchestra by three-time Grammy Award winning composer, Michael Colina. FDS 57999 “Three Cabinets of Wonder”.
“Another great discovery. Goyescana was written for the distinguished guitarist Michael Andriaccio. Performances are uniformly excellent. The London Symphony under Ira Levin sounds glorious. And Andriaccio’s performance is, as expected, excellent. He brings a mature musicality to this music and plays with real joy. ..I am particularly excited to discover a new, and very fine, work for guitar and orchestra—too many recent guitar concertos struggle with the problem of balance by pretending it can all be fixed in the studio, and have little hope of frequent performance. Colina’s Goyescana has just the right balance and has plenty of beautiful themes and a great solo part. I hope others take up the work soon.” – American Record Guide
“Spanish heritage pervades Goyescana, a guitar concerto full of seductive themes, including a captivating tango and vibrant harmonic language. The soloist, Michael Andriaccio, is a master of subtle nuances, dashing flourishes and poetic phrasing. “ -- Gramophone Magazine
“The spirit of this work conjures up memories of Joaquín Rodrigo—guitarists who don’t want to play the Concierto de Aranjuez yet again ought to explore Colina’s finely wrought concerto. The performance here by guitarist Michael Andriaccio sounds definitive. The plentiful technical and musical hurdles in this work seem not to challenge him in the least. Additionally, I cannot imagine anyone extracting more colors from his instrument than Andriaccio does here.”
– Fanfare Magazine